Stiefel/April #general


IAN BELLANY <i.bellany@...>
 

Dear Jewishgenners,
I received a marriage certificate today.
It records the marriage of Moses STIEFEL and Dory APRIL in NYC on 13th
Dec. 1882.


Moses's father was Abraham STIEFEL, his mother's maiden name was
LINDENBAUM.

Dory was the daughter of Isaac APRIL and Rachel NUSSBAUM.

Bride and groom both claim to have been born in "Goliciem".I presume
this is Galicia.


I also received the APRIL Federal Census return,1880,in which Dory is
written as being born in Austria
as were her parents and one or two other members of the family, while
some children are written as
being born in Hungary.

I know nothing of the history of Galicia, was it once part of the Austro
Hungarian Empire which could
explain the confusion?
Was it ever a German speaking province?
The Stiefels were thought to have been German Jews, doesn't look as if
they were so I wonder how that
myth arose.

Wendy I Bellany,
i.bellany@lancaster.ac.uk

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